Awards and Honors

Library of Congress Books That Shaped America Exhibit

Book & Website Awards

Presented by: Library of Congress
Award: One of 88 titles selected for Books that Shaped America exhibit
Presented to:Our Bodies, Ourselves
Year: 2012

Presented by: Preeclampsia Foundation
Award: Top 10 Pregnancy Guidebooks
Presented to: “Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth”
Year: 2012

Presented by: Library Journal
Award: Best Books 2011: Consumer Health
Presented to: “Our Bodies, Ourselves”
Year: 2011

Presented by: Ms. Magazine
Award: Ms. Readers’ 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time
Presented to: “Our Bodies, Ourselves”
Year: 2011

Presented by: Time Magazine
Award: 100 Best and Most Influential Nonfiction Books
Presented to:Our Bodies, Ourselves
Year: 2011

Presented by: Forbes Magazine
Award: Top 100 websites for women
Presented to: Our Bodies Ourselves website
Year: 2010

Presented by: New York Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society
Award: Books for a Better Life finalist
Presented to: “Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy & Birth”
Year: 2009

Presented by: Library Journal
Award: Best Books 2008: Consumer Health
Presented to: “Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth”
Year: 2008

Presented by: American Library Association
Award: Best Books of the Decade, Young Adult Service Division
Presented to: “Our Bodies, Ourselves”
Year: 1976

Individual and Organization Awards

Presented by: The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
Award: Irvin M. Cushner Lectureship Honoree
Presented to: Judy Norsigian, OBOS founder and executive director
Date: 2013

Presented by: National Association of Social Work, Massachusetts Chapter
Award: Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented to: Joan Ditzion, OBOS founder
Year: 2013

Presented by: Simmons School of Social Work
Award: Alumni Special Recognition Awards for Written Work
Presented to: Joan Ditzion, OBOS founder
Year: 2012

Presented by: American Humanist Association
Award: AHA “Humanist Heroine” Award
Presented to: Judy Norsigian, OBOS founder and executive director
Year: 2011

Presented by: National Organization for Women
Award: Victoria J. Mastrobuono Women’s Health Award
Presented to: Founders of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Year: 2010

Presented by: Office of Research on Women’s Health, National Institutes of Health
Award: ORWH award for Advocacy for Research on Women’s Health
Presented to: Judy Norsigian, OBOS founder, and Our Bodies Ourselves
Year: 2010

Presented by: Health Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Massachusetts and Partners in Perinatal Health
Award: Health Mothers Healthy Babies Partners Award
Presented to: Judy Norsigian, OBOS founder and executive director
Year: 2009

Presented by: Massachusetts Chapter of American College of Nurse-Midwives
Award: A Public Acknowledgment of Advocacy and Support of Midwives
Presented to: Judy Norsigian, OBOS founder and executive director
Year: 2007

Presented by: Boston University
Name of Award: Honorary Doctorate Degree
Presented to: Judy Norsigian, OBOS founder and executive director
Year: 2007

Presented by: Lamaze International
Award: Normal Birth Media Award
Presented to: Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Year: 2006

Presented by: Journal of Health Services Research and Policy
Award: Books That Have Changed Health Care: Normal Birth Media Award
Presented to: Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Year: 2006

Presented by: Massachusetts Partners in Transportation
Name of Award: Community Recognition Award
Presented to: Our Bodies Ourselves
Year: 2005

Presented by: Council on Anthropology and Reproduction
Award: Health Advocacy Award
Presented to: “Our Bodies, Ourselves” and the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Year: 2005

Presented by: Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health
Name of Award: Excellence in Women’s Health Award
Presented to: Our Bodies Ourselves
Year: 2005

Presented by: National Women’s Health Network
Award: Honor 30 for the 30th
Presented to: Our Bodies Ourselves
Year: 2005

Presented by: Public Citizen
Award: Phyllis McCarthy Public Interest Award
Presented to: Sally Whelan, OBOS founder and program director for the Our Bodies Ourselves Global Initiative
Year: 2004

Presented by: WomensEnews
Award: 21 Leaders for the 21st Century
Presented to: Judy Norsigian, OBOS founder and executive director
Year: 2003

Presented by: Health Care for All
Award: Against the Tide Award Community Award
Presented to: Norma Meras Swenson, OBOS founder
Year: 2003

Presented by: Massachusetts Health Council Award
Award: Outstanding contribution in protecting health
Presented to: Judy Norsigian, OBOS founder and executive director
Year: 2002

Presented by: Center for Research on Women’s Health
Award: Leilani Doty Community Health Award
Presented to: Judy Norsigian, OBOS founder and executive director
Year: 2001

Presented by: Feminist Majority Foundation
Award: For your unique contribution to the historic struggle for women’s equality and human rights
Presented to: Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Year: 2000

Presented by: Teen Voices Magazine
Award: Special Appreciation award
Presented to: Judy Norsigian, OBOS founder and executive director
Year: 2000

Presented by: City of Newton
Award: Proclamations of Appreciation for the pursuit of literary excellence, for “Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century” and “The New Ourselves, Growing Older”
Presented to: Norma Meras Swenson and Paula Doress-Worters, OBOS founders
Year: 1999

Presented by: Simmons College
Award: John Simmons Award
Presented to: Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Year: 1996

Presented by: Women’s Way, Philadelphia
Award: Lucretia Mott Award
Presented to: Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Year: 1996

Presented by: American Orthopsychiatric Association and its group on women’s issues
Award: In recognition of 25 years of commitment to the health and well being of all women
Presented to: Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Year: 1996

Presented by: Boston YWCA
Award: Induction into the Academy of Women Achievers
Presented to: Judy Norsigian, OBOS founder and executive director
Year: 1996

Presented by: Radcliffe College Alumnae Association
Award: Annual Recognition Award
Presented to: Judy Norsigian, OBOS founder and executive director
Year: 1995

Presented by: Worcester State College
Award: Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
Presented to: Judy Norsigian, OBOS founder and executive director
Year: 1994

Presented by: Community Works
Award: Dedication in working for People, Justice, and Social Change with Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Presented to: Paula Doress-Worters, OBOS founder
Year: 1994

Presented by: Fenway Community Health Center
Award: Dr. Susan M. Love Award for Outstanding Achievement in the field of Women’s Health
Presented to: Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Year: 1993

Presented by: Educational Equity Concepts
Award: Groundbreaker Award
Presented to: Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Year: 1993

Presented by: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Award: Special Achievement Award
Presented to: Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Year: 1993

Presented by: Mobilization for Survival
Award: Health Leadership Award
Presented to: Judy Norsigian, OBOS founder and executive director
Year: 1993

Presented by: National Council on Women’s Health
Award: In recognition of 20 years of inspirational leadership empowering women to improve our healthcare
Presented to: Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Year: 1992

Presented by: The Boston Chapter of the National Organization for Women, Boston NOW
Award: Health Care Access Award
Presented to: Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Year: 1991

Presented by: Champaign County Health Care Consumers
Award: Citizen Leadership Award
Presented to: Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Year: 1991

Presented by: Massachusetts Public Health Association
Award: Public Service Award
Presented to: Judy Norsigian, OBOS founder and executive director
Year: 1989

Presented by: PRETERM
Award: Major contributions in publications toward freedom of choice in health care, “A decade of service” 1973-1983
Presented to: Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Year: 1983

Presented by: The Boston Lesbian and Gay Political Alliance
Award: Dr. Mary Walker Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Health, Empowerment, and awareness of lesbians and all women
Presented to: Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Year: 1983

Presented by: Suffolk University
Award: 75 most distinguished graduates (for work on “Our Bodies, Ourselves”)
Presented to: Paula Doress, OBOS founder
Year: 1982

Presented by: Mademoiselle Magazine
Award: Mademoiselle Award
Presented to: Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Year: 1973